Man With Size 21 Feet: 'The Ladies Only Want Me for One Thing'

Lauri Apple · 11/23/11 10:17AM

For 19-year-old Welshman Carl Griffiths, the cons of having size 21 feet include having to special-order shoes, not being able to wear regular men's socks, and getting rejected from rugby clubs because his footwear doesn't comply with their strict dressing codes. The pro: Lots and lots of ladies.

Human Feet Keep Washing Ashore in Vancouver

Richard Lawson · 08/31/11 09:48AM

Vancouver is feeling the agony of de feet. (Yup, that's happening.) The 11th, yes eleventh, severed human foot in four years washed up on shore near the Canadian city on Tuesday, leaving police stumped, but determined to keep people from getting whipped up into a serial killer panic.

This Woman Grew a Nipple on the Bottom of Her Foot

Max Read · 07/18/11 07:47PM

The Online Dermatology Journal has a fascinating paper concerning "Pseudomamma on the foot," which is to say "An unusual presentation of supernumerary breast tissue," which is to say: This woman grew a goddamn nipple on the bottom of her foot. There it is! You can see it for yourself! A foot-nipple!

Rebel Podiatrist Gangs Roam the Nation

Ravi Somaiya · 03/01/10 07:20AM

America's prisons will soon be full of outlaw podiatrists — calloused, hardened criminals. The New Yorker examines wide-ranging negligence and fraud cases in Manhattan and reveals that one podiatrist in Chicago is also on death row.

Are You Missing Seven Feet?

Pareene · 11/12/08 12:47PM

Four disembodied right feet washed up on the shores of British Columbia (which is in Canada) between August of last year and this summer. Then a left foot washed up. Then another right foot washed up, but that was a hoax. Apparently we missed a foot or two because number seven has just made it to the banks of the Fraser River in Richmond, B.C.. This one is a left foot, wearing a New Balance sneaker, which means it might be a match for one of the right feet. The foot was found by a local city council candidate! "I poked it with a stick. I didn't want to touch it. It was really hard material inside the shoe. I picked it up and put it in a bag and it was very heavy," he said. The Mounties say there's no specific evidence of foul play but hey guys, seven disembodied human feet have washed up on land. [CBC]

Hoax Revelation Makes Canadian Body Part Mystery One Foot Less Spooky

Pareene · 06/19/08 04:45PM

Disembodied feet keep washing up on the shores of British Columbia—which, despite the name, is apparently in Canada?—and everyone is in a tizzy. Four right feet have been discovered since last August in the Strait of Georgia (once again, still Canada) near Vancouver, all of them in sneakers. A left foot was found earlier this week. Another right foot was found yesterday, but it was apparently a hilarious hoax. Canadians are such kidders! Anyway, no one knows where all these feet are coming from. But "Curtis Ebbesmeyer, an expert on ocean currents, told The Sun a foot wearing a buoyant athletic shoe could float as far as 1,000 miles." Which is good to know! As always, authorities advise that you avoid amputees and Canadians.

Reporter Desperately Seeking Smelly Foot, Genital Information

Hamilton Nolan · 06/09/08 03:20PM

Ah, Profnet—the easy-peasy electronic service that lets reporters put out requests for even the strangest sources. Then those requests are leaked to us, and we can all have a sympathetic laugh about the endlessly debasing things that freelancers have to go through just to pay the rent. Maybe you can help! Do you know much about smelly feet and/ or vaginas? Please get in touch at once!

"Our customers wanted more flip-flop luxury"

Hamilton Nolan · 05/05/08 12:17PM

See these flip-flops? They're not just any flip-flops. They're high fashion, "Married to the Mob" flip-flops, and they cost $42. Can you spot the reason why this is stupid? That's right: you pay ten times what you would pay for a plain pair of flip-flops, in order to have a brand name which is covered by your foot when you are wearing them. I imagine fashion snobs must just hang these flip-flops jauntily over their shoulder instead of slipping them on their feet, so that the logo can shine freely. In fact, the entire idea of paying extra for name-brand flip-flops is a bit ridiculous. But the price tag can get much, much worse than $42. Allow us introduce you to PechePlatinum—the "World's Most Expensive Flip-Flops."

This Little Piggie Got Gangrene: A TMZ Toe Scandal Round-Up

seth · 05/16/07 04:15PM

In the interest of streamlining our coverage of podiatric oddities and mishaps in the greater famous-people population, we bring to you a round-up of today's top toe-related celebrity health stories, as reported by TMZ:
· Blake "For the Love of God, Please Stop Beatboxing and Win Already So We Can Forget You Ever Existed" Lewis, American Idol final three finalist, reportedly had to see a doctor about a hangnail that turned black. (Warning: The accompanying photo of a toe is marked as "not Blake's," but who can resist lingering over a close-up of a stranger's infection!) We encourage you to tie a yellow ribbon around your own big toe as a reminder that our thoughts and prayers are with Blake at this difficult time, vowing not to remove it at least until the swelling reduces and color begins to return to normal. [TMZ]